Harington, Henry (1727-1816)

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Harington, Henry

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Harington is making a witty point here about the difficulties of singing a catch: since every singer, at some point, has to tackle every line of the thing, and since any interesting melody line may cover quite a wide range, there’s usually some…

This piece is another which blurs the diving line between the catch and its more sophisticated cousin, the glee. In telling the story of the hapless man, desperately seeking the midwife of the title to help his wife deliver their child, who…